Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe | Fast & Easy Dinner!

parmesan crusted chicken

Oh my goodness. I made the most delicious chicken last night. It was so yummy and so easy. It literally only took five minutes to prep and about 30 minutes to bake. It was fast and easy and that’s exactly what I need in my life!

If you’re looking for something good to cook for dinner tonight, I highly recommend this recipe. The chicken comes out slightly crispy, yet incredibly moist and juicy on the inside. It only requires 4 ingredients — mayo, parmesan cheese, Italian bread crumbs, and chicken breasts. With so few ingredients, it’s one of those meals you can easily throw together last minute!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Hellmann’s 


  • 1/2 c. real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/4lbs.)
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

To get started, heat your oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken on a baking sheet or in a glass dish (I like to use a Pyrex dish).

parmesan crusted chicken

In a medium bowl, mix the mayo and parmesan cheese. Spread the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts, and then sprinkle Italian bread crumbs over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

parmesan crusted chicken

The topping helps keep the chicken moist and juicy. It comes out a little crispy and so full of flavor!

parmesan crusted chicken

We paired our chicken with golden corn and creamy parmesan noodles. It was a huge hit among the entire family! Everyone thought it was absolutely delicious, so I will definitely be making it again!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken


  • 1/2 c. real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/4lbs.)
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Arrange chicken on baking sheet.
  3. Combine mayonnaise with parmesan cheese in medium bowl.
  4. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.


  1. We could all use a fast recipe…and this one looks so good. Thanks!

  2. Just Coupons says:

    This looks really good! We have everything on hand too. Thanks so much!

  3. Jennifer Speed says:

    This sounds really good and looks simple to make…

  4. Melissa Say What? says:

    That looks delicious! I’ll definitely save this!

  5. Denise C says:

    You used my two favorite words when it comes to making dinner: fast and easy! I’m happy to find any recipes that don’t take tons of prep work or ingredients I don’t have on hand. Thank you!

  6. Shannon M Gallagher says:

    I have made this before and it’s delicious, I love it! You wouldn’t think it would taste so good being made with mayo but wow, it’s just amazing! YUMMY!!

  7. Sandy VanHoey says:

    This looks so good and I’ll bet it’s real moist using the mayo in it as well. I use the Italian bread crumbs and chicken is my fav so I need to try this, Thanks

  8. Sounds delicious and easy to make. Thank you for the recipe!

  9. Jennifer Jo Archdeacon says:

    Looks delicious. Thanks

  10. Marti Parks says:

    That does seem really easy and really good.

  11. Lisa Brown says:

    Easy and quick. Love it!

  12. Tina Brown says:

    Looks great!

  13. Trasina McGahey says:

    Oh yummmm! Why can’t my food ever come out that pretty? LOL! I’m def going to have to try this one!

  14. these look great. I love quick, tasty, and easy recipes like this. WIll try it out

  15. Erin R. says:

    This looks so good! I love anything with mayonnaise. Thanks for sharing

  16. Jessica E. says:

    I have made this before and it is so yummy! Great recipe for a busy school night.

  17. Looks so delicious! I am going to try this recipe!

  18. Ellen Levickis says:

    This looks really good! Thanks so much for posting this recipe

  19. Wow, super easy and it looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. My daughter loves chicken and Parmesan cheese so this will be a huge hit. :)
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  20. Katelyn Grider says:

    yum this looks awesome!! i’ll have to try it!

  21. sara m ford says:

    looks like my kids would love this for dinner I will have to try it out!! thank you

  22. Amy Orvin says:

    Oh my goodness, I love this recipe. I will be making this very soon. I might just add French’s onions to the chicken. Yummy!

  23. Thomas Murphy says:

    This looks so good! thanks for the recipe

  24. Marti Parks says:

    I’m definitely going to make this, it looks so good and really easy. Thanks!

  25. We have been making this for years- it is also good with swiss (or really, any hard) cheese. We call it puffy chicken. :)

  26. Thank you for sharing this recipe- you had me at “easy prep”! It looks delicious!

  27. This looks like such a good recipe! I’m always looking for easy, kid-pleasing chicken recipes and I think this might be one I will try soon!
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  28. Sharon Rooney says:

    Thank you, I am always looking for super easy and quick recipes and this one looks great.

  29. Michelle F. says:

    Yum! Will be trying this

  30. natalie nichols says:

    This sounds super easy and yummy!

  31. Beth Hargett says:

    This sounds delicious and quick and easy!!! Thanks so much for sharing-I had to pin it! :D

  32. Love this recipe. It sounds really delicious and not a lot of time to prepare. I’m always looking for new chicken recipes (aren’t we all.) I will be sure to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing :)

  33. This looks like a great recipe. I can use something different to make beings my husband loves chicken

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  34. Angela Rhodes says:

    This looks fast and tasty! I think I could adapt it to be a little healthier, too, without losing all the flavor. Thanks for posting!

  35. Kristina Lewis says:

    Yum Yum Yum! I am trying this tonight! Thank You

  36. Ashleigh says:

    Just made it and amazing! Thanks a million!!

  37. Jessica Amick says:

    This looks so delicious! Have to try it for my family one night!

  38. Angela Rhodes says:

    This looks amazing! I am pinning this now to Pinterest and will plan to make it this week! Thanks for sharing!

  39. This looks great i will try this tonight,Thanks.


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